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Centre Rubbishes Report Calling India As ‘Partly Free’, Says It’s ‘Misleading’

Mar 05, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

'This reflects the working of a vibrant democracy, which gives space to those who hold varying views,' the Centre said.

India Loses Its Status As ‘Free’ In Freedom House’s 2021 Report

Mar 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The report mentions India’s fall 'from the upper ranks of free nations could have a particularly damaging impact on global democratic standards'


What Does It Mean To Have A Republic Day Without Chief Guest?

There have been only three occasions till now that the country did not have a chief guest to attend Republic Day.

Scrapping Laws Due To Protests Will Put Democracy In Danger: Minister Ramdas Athawale

Dec 21, 2020 PTI

The farmers have been misled and instigated, and should accept Centre's compromised formula, he says


An Emotional Regime Against Democracy?

A protest against protests must be too much democracy, indeed, but this unfailing support that the government enjoys is the fundamental challenge a “democracy” at 2020 could face, of turning into an emotional regime.

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21 November, 2020

Before Covid Pandemics Of Religiosity And Strident Nationalism Affected Society: Hamid Ansari

PTI

Former vice president Hamid Ansari says against religiosity and strident nationalism, patriotism is a more positive concept.


21 November, 2020

Tata Lit Live Cancels Event Featuring Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad

Outlook Web Bureau

'Was this a question of censorship?' asks a statement published online after panel discussion was abruptly cancelled.


16 November, 2020

BJP Murdering India’s Constitution And Democracy: BSP

PTI

BSP leader Bhim Rajbhar has claimed that the BSP will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh


01 November, 2020

No Place For 'Acidic Remarks' In Democracy, Says Rajnath Singh

PTI

Expressing concern over hate speeches and personal remarks by leaders of all political parties, Singh said there is no place for hatred in healthy politics.


28 September, 2020

'Agri laws Are Death Sentence For Farmers, Indian Democracy Dies Too' : Rahul Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Gandhi tagged a news report along with his tweet that claimed that Opposition members demanding a division of votes were on their seats when the farm bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha, while the government said they were not.


27 September, 2020

‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It'

Gaurav Shetty

Representative legislature, balanced executive, judicial review, media scrutiny and the checks and balances between them, together make a democracy. But is this all we need to keep a democracy? Gaurav Shetty argues that a democracy cannot maintain its structure on its own.


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18 August, 2020

'Freedom Is Not given – It Is Taken': Bose's Words Are Reminder Of How To Win Back Unity In Diversity

Isheeta Ganguly

Having been a critical messenger to Subhash Bose across borders, my grandfather had joined the “Bengal Volunteers” party at the age of 15 and told me that he realised his life’s mission right then – to serve and die for his country, writes Isheeta Ganguly.


02 July, 2020

Andy Flower Regrets Not Carrying On Campaign Against 'Death Of Democracy' In Zimbabwe

PTI

Anndy Flower and Henry Olonga "mourn the death of democracy in Zimbabwe", launching an unprecedented attack against the Robert Mugabe government


07 June, 2020

By Inculcating Moral And Political Democracy, India Can Yield A System Which Inspires Change

Suheel Rasool Mir

In a democracy, competence and deliverance alone are not enough. The public service also has to be representative if the state is to liberate rather than enslave.


26 January, 2020

'India Needs A Better Opposition': Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

PTI

The economist said the ruling party should want a better opposition to keep it under check.


22 January, 2020

'Erosion Of Civil Liberties': India Slips 10 Spots To 51st Position In Democracy Index

Outlook Web Bureau

India's overall score fell from 7.23 in 2018 to 6.90 in the Index that provides a snapshot of the current state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories.


02 December, 2019

China To Suspend US Navy Visits To Hong Kong Over New Law

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying repeated Chinese accusations that the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act “seriously interfered” in Hong Kong's internal affairs, and appeared to back up China's threats that the U.S. would bear the costs of the decision.


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17 October, 2019

Democracy In Danger Under BJP, Public Must Ask What They Have Done For Them: Ashok Gehlot

Outlook Web Bureau

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accusing the Congress of dynasty politics, the Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said no one could stop anyone from joining politics in a democracy.


Photo Gallery

India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Denmark's Line Christophersen during their women's singles Group A badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Doctors and others from the medical fraternity participate in a cycle rally to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day, in Prayagraj.

AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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JKNC MP Hasnain Masoodi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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India's Srikanth Kidambi competes against France' Toma Junior Popov during their men's doubles Group B badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.

Opinion

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Apoorvanand
Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

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Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

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Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh